Album Review of Lunglight by The Shaky Hands.

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Lunglight by The Shaky Hands

Release Date: Sep 9, 2008
Record label: Kill Rock Stars
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

68 Music Critic Score
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Lunglight - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 80
Based on rating 4/5

Nicholas Delffs knows how to put a girl at ease. "We'll go on a date," the Shaky Hands's shaky-voiced singer enthuses at the beginning of Show Me Your Life, as a guitar melody ripples sweetly behind him and handclaps provide a cheerful backbeat. "I've been abused so I'm living in hate," he adds enticingly. "I'm feeling dead, just leave me to rot." Lunglight is packed with this sort of jolting disjunction.

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Prefix Magazine - 55
Based on rating 5.5/10

On Lunglight, the Shaky Hands try to push themselves to become something larger than a hippie-leaning, unassuming sweet little indie-pop band from Portland. And in doing so, they’ve stepped outside their strengths and, save for a few choice moments, produced an awkward-sounding, misguided second album.The Hands got the attention of the Portland crowd with their pretty, digestible sound and free-floating lyrics, which led to the minor success of their self-titled debut in 2007. It didn’t resonate across the country quite as much as it did in their hometown -- some saw the band's listing its main influence as the weather as a perfect example of indie rock’s focus on irrelevant and banal topics.

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